hypothalamic-pituitary axis

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hypothalamic-pituitary axis

Endocrinology Any feedback system that coordinates the activity of major peptide hormones; the hypothalamus synthesizes releasing hormones, which act on the pituitary, which evokes end-organ responses
Hypothalamic-pituitary–HP 'axes'
• HP adrenocortical-ACTH-adrenal gland axis
• HP-FSH/LH-gonadal axis
• HP-TSH-thyroid gland axis
• HP-growth hormone-somatotroph axis
• HP-hypothalamic-lactotroph-breast axis 
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